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Barbara A. Castrataro

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chappaqua, NY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as LAW OFFICE OF BARBARA A. CASTRATARO, ESQ.


Licensed for 32 years

Virtual consultation available

About Barbara

Learn Barbara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    All aspects of divorce litigation& trials: equitable distribution of assets, custody, visitation, support, modification, high asset valuation, including complex financial and custodial issues; Settlement Agreements; review attorney.

    33 years

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    40%
    Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements, Modification Agreements. We pride ourselves in our skillful efforts to handle the delicacy required in such matters & are mindful of how challenging and emotional it may be address these issues & reach a resolution.

    33 years

  3. Mediation
    6%
    We are pleased to mediate matters where parties are committed to resolving their matter amicably & without the need for litigation. We also act as review attorney & counsel for one party during a separate mediation.

    32 years

  4. Adoption
    2%
    Step-parent Adoption One of the highlights of being a Family Law practitioner is to assist families with step-parent and adult adoptions and to witness the joyful expansion of such families.

  5. Family
    2%
    paternity, support, orders of protection, custody

    32 years

Barbara A. Castrataro has been practicing exclusively in the field of matrimonial law and litigation for 31 years.  She provides personal attention and responses to each client and designs intelligent and creative solutions to her cases. From the start of your matter a crafted strategy is created and designed for you . Areas of practice include complex financial valuation cases, high net worth asset division, complex child custody litigation, parental access and trials, including mental health and substance absue issues with forensics, equitable distribution trials, matrimonial agreements, the enforcement and modification thereof, negotiation of marital and cohabitation agreements, prenuptial agreements and appeals.   She has litigated contested matters  in New York State Supreme Court, Family Court, and the Appellate Division First and Second Departments.  Her practice also includes mediation and collaborative divorces. 

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Licensed for 32 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1990
Updated 07/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Barbara

Barbara A Castrataro Esq.
Po Box 132
Office locations in Chappaqua, White Plains & Virtual
Chappaqua, NY, 10514-0132

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
stellar legal services
Barbara Castrataro fought for my children and for my parental rights as if they were her own. She is strategic, quietly fierce and relentless in her pursuit of justice for her clients. Ms. Castrataro’s in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the law outpaced the opposing counsel at every turn. Working tirelessly for my family since the moment we met, she mounted a carefully orchestrated case and delivered it calmly and effectively. Ms. Castrataro was always accessible to me by phone and email and always had the details of my case at the top of her mind. I will be forever grateful to Ms. Castrataro for her extraordinary expertise, intelligence, kindness, and remarkable ability to always be one step ahead of the opposition. She is exactly whom you want by your side during such a stressful process.
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Posted by George | November 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A attorney that cares and understands all aspects of your case
I highly recommend Barbara A. Castrataro. Esq. for any advice and representation on legal matters-particularly those that involve divorce. She was extremely thorough in terms of her efforts to fully understanding the case at hand, and in getting to know each person who would be directly impacted by the outcome or decision in that case. Barbara showed a unique ability to understand interpersonal relationships and go to great lengths to assist above and beyond the normal parameters. She made all the difference in every aspect!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Barbara to anyone seeking legal advice
Barbara is not only an excellent lawyer, but also a very concerned, responsive, and reliable person. She was the kind of lawyer that I needed and I am glad we chose her. Barbara believed in my case and put a lot of hard work into revising my petition to include many more incidents that I did not even think about adding or knew that I could. She made my case much stronger and never doubted that we could achieve what I wanted, which was my own protection. She was always very well prepared, even beyond my expectations and could remember every detail. I could completely rely on her, which is most important in a legal battle.
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Posted by Nicole | June 27, 2015
when you need a pit bull...…who cares
Barbara defended an action from my ex spouse for custody of my children. I had a very complex case full of untrue accusations. She helped me focus on the facts, which were on our side. Was always available for me, worked through many weekends, including holidays. Unbelievable trial prep, which showed clearly at trial. To see her in the courtroom is phenomenal. Doesn't miss a beat. Blew the other attorney away. She's the best. Can't sing her praises enough.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2015
satisfied client
Babrara helped me with my divorce and was always there for me when I called (other lawyers left me hanging). She kept on top of everything. I was very happy with the results.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Barbara A. Castrataro
  • 2000 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bender Jenson Silverstein & Castrataro, LLP
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor- Family Law
  • Berkely College
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Bender & Bodnar P.C./Law Office of Joel Bender
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Law office of Donald Frank
  • 1989 - 1993
  • Executive in Operations NY
  • CBS Network
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • C. W Post LIU School of Music
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Judge v Judge
  • Unanimous Appellate Decision

Associations

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • AACFL- American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • SUPERLAWYER NY METRO AREA
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • TOP WOMEN ATTORNEY
  • Legal Network
  • 2019
  • TOP ATTORNEY NY METRO AREA
  • Westchester Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • SUPERLAWYERS NY METRO LIST 2018
  • SUPERLAWYERS 2018
  • 2018
  • SUPERLAWYER NY METRO AREA
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • SUPERLAWYER
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • SUPERLAWYER
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in New York
  • Top Lawyers In New York
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • SUPERLAWYER
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • SUPERLAWYER
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Attorneys in America
  • Best Attorneys in America- Rue Ratings
  • 2014
  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers Best Attorneys in New York Metro Area
  • 2010
  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers- Best Attorneys in New York Metro Area
  • 2009
  • Moot Court Award
  • New York Law School
  • 1986
  • Emmy Nominated 1979-1981 Music Direction
  • Television Academy- Emmy Awards Nominations 1979-1981
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Barbara is a highly competent attorney who I strongly recommend. She is easy to deal with, responsive and very experienced. She is admired by clients and attorneys."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Barbara is a brilliant, quick-thinking advocate. She is well-versed in the law and keeps up with recent changes. She is thoughtful and reasonable in her negotiations, never losing sight of her client's best interests. She is a formidable opponent but conducts herself professionally and respectfully, which helps the judicial process advance to conclusion."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Barbara has a great courtroom presence and mastery of detail. She genuinely cares about her clients."
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation

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Chappaqua Divorce and separation Lawyer Barbara A. Castrataro
Barbara A. Castrataro
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chappaqua, NY
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available